El Chapo Guzmán’s Mother dies in Sinaloa at 94

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By LatAm Reports Editor

Mexican drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzman died in a private clinic for apparent sequelae after falling ill with covid-19 in 2021.

María Consuelo Loera, mother of Mexican drug trafficker Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, died this Sunday afternoon at the age of 94, according to local media.

The woman, also grandmother of the drug traffickers known as the “Chapitos,” current leaders of the Sinaloa Cartel, was reportedly killed in a private clinic in the northern Mexican state of Sinaloa, as she suffered sequelae after having become ill with covid-19 in 2021.

Originally from Badiraguato, Sinaloa, Loera was publicly captured in March 2020 during a brief meeting with the President of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, when the president went to the area to supervise the construction of the Badiraguato – Guadalupe and Calvo road.

On that visit, on March 29, 2020, despite the covid-19 pandemic, the Mexican ruler got out of his van to greet Loera, who asked him for help to visit his son, imprisoned in the United States.

“I greet you, don’t get off, don’t get off, I already received your letter,” the president told the Chapo mom at the meeting.

The president referred to a letter that Loera sent him, in which he asked him for support for his government to intervene with the United States in order to allow her to visit her son in the maximum-security prison ADX Florence, in the United States, where he has been held since 2019 serving a life sentence.

López Obrador’s greeting to El Chapo’s mother earned her a series of criticisms.

However, the president not only defended the meeting but also sought to support it to manage a humanitarian visa so that she and her daughters could go to visit the drug dealer in the United States.

Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán and his son and grandson of Consuelo, Ovidio Guzmán, are currently being held in the United States, facing accusations related to drug trafficking.

This article has been translated from the original which first appeared in La Prensa Grafica